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Whale Watching Cairns | Australia

  • Posted on June 18, 2015
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Whale Watching Cairns June to September, Humpback Whales visit Cairns –   BOOK HERE for your tours Humpback Whales are one of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef’s show offs as they love breaching their huge bodies out of the water. Whale watching Cairns where you see the beautiful Giant Humpback whales.  Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef where they mate and give birth to their calves. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. They are by…

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Zambrero | Mexican Cairns

  • Posted on April 17, 2015
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Zambrero – Mexican Cairns One of my favourite places in town for a quick bite is Zambrero on Lake Street. It is very central, has a stylish interior, serves alcohol including margaritas, has extended opening hours and, ah yes, they serve tasty Mexican food there too. It is quick service like at Subway.  Zambrero | Mexian Cairns. You first choose your ‘bread’: Burrito, Taco or just have it all just in a bowl. Then you choice your ingredients from four types of slow cooked meat or beans, jasmine or black rice, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, various salsas and sauces, some…

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Quicksilver | Agincourt Reef | Port Douglas

  • Posted on April 16, 2015
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Quicksilver-Agincourt-Reef-Port-Douglas 3.5 hr Outer Barrier Reef experience Based from Port Douglas, you can either drive yourself or get a pick up from the door at Getaway on Grafton. Enjoying the Great Barrier Reef Drive, one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal roads. With a large, spacious, stable activity platform you will get to experience the outer reef in comfort. While not on the continental shelf you are certainly in a large coral garden, with plenty to explore. The price includes a semi submersible tour, which is a must, it takes you away from the snorkelling area and glides around the…

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda

  • Posted on April 16, 2015
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary – voted #1 Attraction in Kuranda! The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. You can wonder around in an all-weather tropical rainforest garden home to 2000 magnificent tropical butterflies, you will be enchanted by these elusive wonders of nature. All butterflies are local rainforest species, including and electric blue Ulysses and the majestic green and yellow Cairns Birdwing butterflies. Included in your admission is a guided aviary tour by friendly and knowledgeable staff. You will also go behind the scenes Laboratory tour which houses up to 4000 caterpillars! All the…

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Caffe Suprimo Cairns

  • Posted on February 19, 2015
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Caffe Suprimo Cairns What a great South Australian Story!  Caffe Suprimo starting in 1998 in Tea Tree Plaza to just nine years after its inception, the Italian caffe was named the country’s biggest growing franchise by BRW, with a growth spurt of nearly 140 per cent and an annual turnover of more than $40 million in 2006 So, as we do, we tested Kevin chose a Veal Schnitzel and I chose the grilled chicken breast with avocado and white wine sauce… yum!  Not fine dining, but pricing was certainly fair for what you get for this family style restaurant offering…

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Cairns Green Island Snorkel Ocean Free

  • Posted on February 18, 2015
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Cairns Green Island Snorkel – Ocean Free Just a short sail from Cairns, Green Island you can snorkel and dive with Ocean Free.  Cairns Green Island Snorkel Ocean Free A Great Barrier Reef & Green Island tour on the Ocean Free was pure indulgence in exclusivity and serenity. The small sailing boat takes only up to 25 guests and on the day I was travelling we were 12 guests. Our skipper was a keen sailor and seemed to be willing to set the sails with the slightest wind. We were fortunate enough that we were able to sail both ways…

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Holiday Apartment Cairns – Townhouse

  • Posted on October 12, 2014
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Townhouse apartment Cairns for holidays & corporate stays. Getaway offer great value holiday apartments in 3 different styles, the Superior – two bedroom 1 bathroom, the Deluxe – two bedroom 2 bathroom and the Townhouse – 2 bedroom 2 private bathrooms. The Townhouses are on the upper floors (no lifts) and have internal stairs to the bedrooms, both master and 2nd bedroom have a private bathroom.  The master boast a large balcony where you can sit and catch the breezes. All the apartments are owned by investors and are looked after the onsite manager. The apartments are not tenable as…

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The Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

  • Posted on June 26, 2014
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4-STARS Very rarely do we take off for a lunch review, but.. a lazy Sunday opportunity saw us snap up the opportunity to test out the “Raw Prawn” on the Esplanade. We both ended up ordering from the $15.90 Lunch menu. Three In One – golden fried reef fish, prawns & calamari w/ salad & chips.  We were really pleased with our choice, service was great, great atmosphere and the food was absolutely yummy! We would definitely go back there! The Raw Prawn is not ONLY seafood (although they do an amazing job), the have vegetarian, beef, chicken and in…

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Discover Cairns Half Day Tour

  • Posted on June 20, 2014
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After living 3 months in Cairns, I decided to finally fully discover my new hometown. There is no other way to find out more about Cairns then by going on the half-day Cairns Discovery Tour. The very informative, entertaining and comprehensive tour started in the very centre. To be more precise, at the reef fleet terminal to pick up the last passengers that just got off the boat. Yes, you can combine the city sightseeing tour with a morning on Green Island or at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre. After exploring the central district, the tour then takes in locations like…

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Babinda Kayak – Cairns

  • Posted on April 22, 2014
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A wonderful day in the tropics – Babinda Kayak “Coolest way to enjoy the river” This weekend we had a nice visit from one of our friends from home (Perth). What better way to enjoy what best end part of an afternoon than rowing down the Babinda creek? We finished up in the office for the day, picked up our trusted guard dog (Betty), and arrived at Garry’s property outside of Babinda just after 2pm. Now if you haven’t been kayaking before like the most us in this group (Betty being the most seasoned rower out of us all), it…

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